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RFC 6286

"Autonomous-System-Wide Unique BGP Identifier for BGP-4", June 2011

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 4271
Authors:
E. Chen
J. Yuan
Stream:
IETF
Source:
idr (rtg)

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Abstract

To accommodate situations where the current requirements for the BGP Identifier are not met, this document relaxes the definition of the BGP Identifier to be a 4-octet, unsigned, non-zero integer and relaxes the "uniqueness" requirement so that only Autonomous-System-wide (AS-wide) uniqueness of the BGP Identifiers is required. These revisions to the base BGP specification do not introduce any backward compatibility issues. This document updates RFC 4271. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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